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Mathew Q. Brooks, anthropology major, attended the United Nations celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples on August 9, 2013. Brooke Hansen, Anthropology Associate Professor, and Jack Rossen, Anthropology Professor, accompanied him to the prestigious invitation only event. They were attending through their participation with the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, which culminated in New York City on Aug. 9 with hundreds of paddlers in canoes and kayaks ending a 12 day journey down the Hudson River to raise awareness about honoring Native treaties and cleaning the environment. Matthew paddled the entire 12 days and was able to spend time and learn from Native American elders from many tribal backgrounds.

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The world of roller coasters is abuzz with the idea of a levitating amusement park ride, and an Ithaca College physics professor is helping lead the way. A Travel Channel piece on Sunday night featured IC’s Matt Sullivan demonstrating how superconductors could literally help take roller coasters to the next level.

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ITHACA, NY—Portrayals of female characters in fantasy and science fiction literature will be the focus of both a scholarly conference and a series of activities geared toward young readers and writers. “Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Fantasy and Science Fiction” will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 3–4, on...

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With National Science Foundation funding, Dr. Paula Turkon and Dr. Sturt Manning (Cornell University), in collaboration with Mexican and American archaeologists and dendrochronologists, will undertake a two-year project to develop a much higher resolution chronology than previously possible for Classic Period archaeological sites in Mesoamerica.

Theories to explain the mass movement of...

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ITHACA, NY—Noted Jewish feminist author and activist Judith Plaskow will speak at Ithaca College on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 103. Her talk, “Judaism through a Feminist Lens: Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era,” is free and open to the public.

Plaskow has been teaching, writing and...

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